A biota node is a place where flora and fauna of the geographical area meet at an
intersection or in this case pond, (Man-made or natural). Our biota node is in its infancy
with limited planting surrounding the node. Endangered mud fish have been introduced to the node and have been cared for and checked at regular intervals.
Part of the Science Academy is to continue to develop our biota node and learn about the flora and fauna of our area. We do have opportunities to do scientific tests i.e. water clarity, saline content, etc. We check out traps that are aimed to catch pests in the most humane way possible. We may meet with vets, water experts, rangers, and a whole lot of other experts.
Our Golf Academy is held at Pegasus Golf Club and the aim is to provide children with the opportunity to try golf if they are a beginner, and to improve their skills if they already play.
The Academy is run over 5 weeks during the summers terms, though there may be some postponement days if the weather is bad.
The cost is $25 for 5 weeks (just $5 per week) and this will be added to your school account.
Travel to and from the golf course is on foot (no scooters, skateboards or bikes), for some of our golf groups we take our lunch and have a picnic at the Bunker, we will provide more details around which groups will be having their lunch on the course, you are very welcome to join us!
To register, you need to complete click and complete this form. One per child please.
Applications for Term 4 close on Thursday 17th October.
Should you have any questions or queries, please contact Nic - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for those who can already surf and who are wanting to take part in competitive surfing.
The Surf Academy will look at developing our groms and will be whānau friendly as well as having a competitive focus.
There are two aspects to this academy - the land based surf-skating and the water based surfing. Children can do either one or both!
To register for the summer 2020 season, please complete this quick form.
For more information on joining the Surf Academy, please email
For beginners and those keen to learn to surf, or improve their skills - check out the Surfwise Surf School page under "our community".